Immigration & asylum

1MCB Chambers has a longstanding commitment to the rights of individuals seeking asylum, entry and settlement in the United Kingdom. Our team of immigration barristers can assist from initial applications through to appellate litigation. Our team of dedicated immigration barristers  has a proven track record in providing high quality advice, drafting and representation to all those affected by immigration and nationality law.

Barristers in our immigration team have expertise across the full breadth of immigration law, including:

  • Asylum
  • Human rights applications
  • Family settlement
  • Long residence
  • EEA rights of residence
  • Points Based System
  • Domestic workers
  • Entry clearance
  • Visit visas
  • Naturalisation and registrations as a British citizen
  • UK ancestry
  • Deportation
  • Detention, bail and habeas corpus
  • Business immigration
  • Sponsor licences

All  of the barristers in our immigration team regularly appear before both tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal; individual barristers  also have experience of litigation before the Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Court of Justice.

A particular strength of barristers in our  immigration team is the  ability to tackle cases which straddle disciplines, allowing members to draw upon in-depth knowledge of areas of law that commonly impact on immigration cases. These include civil actions for damages, criminal law, family, housing, social security (including asylum support), mental health, employment, education, extradition and prison law.

Our barristers advise and act as experts for many local authorities involved in family and Court of Protection work where there is an immigration dimension because one or more of the parties involved are subject to UK immigration control and where advice is required as to the implications of this to care planning. This can include advice as to the recognition of foreign adoptions; options  for status regularisation; limitations on the ability to access public funds and services, and the inter-relationship between UK and foreign orders and the duties of disclosure to foreign authorities.

As a culturally diverse set of chambers with barristers with international practices  and multi-lingual speakers, there is a particular sensitivity to, and understanding of, the impact of culture, religion and ethnicity.

The barristers in our immigration team are  always happy to be approached in order to provide in-house training to law centres, citizens’ advice bureaux, solicitors’ firms, local authorities and charities.